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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX


Quick, who makes the spacious four-wheel drive sold in America? It’s not It’s not Volvo, either. Volkswagen, and the Passat GLX Wagon is not roomier than the aforementioned it actually has slightly more than the five-passenger 2002 Explorer, even though the wagon appears to be much

In fact, the Passat GLX Wagon up nicely versus many Compare it to the Lexus RX300 and only slightly less and costs considerably less: versus $36,200.

And while VW wouldn’t likely claim the or Ford Explorer as primary for sales of their Passat–instead the Subaru Outback, the Volvo V70 XC the new BMW 3-Series wagon and the new Mercedes-Benz wagon–every wagon maker against SUVs for buyers. And many a would-be SUV buyer consider the Passat instead.

Why? Physics and physical

Physics, meaning that the GLX, which has four-wheel but rides at a normal car height, can any SUV within $20,000 of its price Physical dimensions, because the GLX has an flexible interior with folding rear seats and a cargo bed.

Plainly why buy an SUV when you can drive a real car to around the family?

Excuse us. Did we use the “f” (as in “family”)? Yes, that’s the so many people go the ute route than buy a wagon–they’re afraid of like Mr. or Mrs. Brady. powerful stuff, but face it: now all your neighbors go to the grocery in an SUV, there’s only one way to against the norm, have fun and still be practical–get a station

From The Driver’s Seat

In GLX the Passat comes with accents around the dash, heaters (all of which are in leather), heated windshield nozzles and sideview mirrors, and rain-sensitive wipers–a feature far common on luxury sedans on any vehicle selling for less $50,000.

Other niceties polished-chrome accents around the stitched leather on the steering and the handbrake handle, headrests tilt fore and aft, and a driver’s seat for exceptionally or short pilots. There’s a small digital information at the center of the dash which, by a bell, fires off little such as “the outside has neared the freezing mark,” or hatch lid is ajar.”

Driving the Passat GLX is largely a The steering is sharp but not twitchy, the V-6 plenty of low-end power and this model gets four-wheel drive, torque (the tendency of the driving to pull the car off course) is completely On dry roads this makes the GLX a bit to drive sportingly than the the front-drive models–$22,250 for the smaller GLS 1.8T and $24,850 for the GLS 2.8L.

But propulsion has its tradeoffs as well.

For one the GLX doesn’t get the traction or directional features of the GLS models, and in snow and ice devices can truly help a car on track. Ironically then, 4Motion was added to sell to SUV buyers, they may be better off a less expensive front-drive

Should You Buy This Car?

You cannot get a five-speed manual the 4Motion option, and although we the five-speed auto with (a feature that lets you gears as if in a standard transmission car by the shifter forward and back), still not the same as old-fashioned interplay.

And there’s yet another Audi’s sharper-looking A4 Avant is a bit smaller but is available with a V-6 for with quattro all-wheel-drive AND a transmission.

So do you need more room? Go the Passat, but consider optioning up a model that, thanks to a tweak, now has 170 horsepower and will go 0-60 mph in under 8 seconds it gets a standard five-speed. with leather and other it shouldn’t go for much beyond That’s a very good on a very refined automobile. If you more sportiness and can sacrifice backseat riders’ knee the A4 Avant might actually be more pleasing.

One more to ponder: Volkswagen will bring a nearly 300-horsepower V-8 to the mix by the end of 2001. Such a car would be of reaching 140 mph with no sweat. Brady never had it so good.

0-60 mph in 9.6 seconds

Engine type; displacement: 30 valve V-6; 2.8 liters

190 @ 6,000 rpm

Torque: 206 @ 3,200 rpm

EPA 17 city / 24 highway


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